enon the robot welcomes you to the Kyotaro Nishimura Museum

eon.jpgenon, the service robot jointly developed by Fujitsu Frontech and Fujitsu Laboratories,will act as a visitors’ guide at the Kyotaro Nishimura Museum in Japan from September 21, 2007 on a permanent basis. The Kyotaro Nishimura Museum features exhibits and works related to one of Japan’s best-selling mystery novelists Kyotaro Nishimura. When visitors arrive enon will autonomously move toward the entrance and will play a video of Mr. Nishimura expressing his greetings to museum visitors. Using voice and gestures along with the LCD screen on its chest, enon will provide commentary and guide visitors through the exhibits.

A quiz related to Mr. Nishimura will be displayed on the LCD screen on enon’s chest, enabling museum visitors to interact with enon by taking the quiz. For visitors who answer all questions correctly, a commemorative certificate will be offered by the Museum for the visitors. This is the first such permanent implementation of enon at a museum.

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